Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, March 16, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Movie Musicals) for Monday, March 16, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 136):

Water pressure issues in Culver City, home to MGM, impacted the filming of an iconic scene in this 1952 movie musical

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Sid Katz, a retired school psychologist from Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Sid Katz on Jeopardy!
Sarah Schmitt, a podcaster & stay-at-home mom from Columbus, Ohio
Sarah Schmitt on Jeopardy!
Jessica Babbitt, a personal stylist from Austin, Texas (3-day total: $71,598)
Jessica Babbitt on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Singin’ In The Rain?

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According to an article in the Fall 2009 Director’s Guild of America Quarterly, the production of Gene Kelly’s iconic water-drench solo from Singin’ In The Rain had an issue: every day at 4:00 PM, the sun would start to set, and Culver City’s residents would begin to water their lawns. The collective strain on the city’s water system meant that the production wasn’t able to generate enough water pressure for the required amount of rain. Thankfully, after months of rehearsals and choreography, it only took about three days to film the scene.

Interestingly, on March 25, 2013, “Singing In The Rain” was accepted as a correct response in Final Jeopardy!. Note that, unlike “Gangster” vs. “Gangsta”, there is generally no substantive difference between “Singing” and “Singin'”.

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Scores going into Final:
Sid $18,400
Jessica $12,000
Sarah $5,400

Tonight’s results:
Sarah $5,400 – $0 = $5,400 (What is The Wizard of Oz)
Jessica $12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000 (What is Singin’ in the Rain)
Sid $18,400 + $7,474 = $25,874 (What is Singin In The Rain) (1-day total: $25,874)

Sid Katz, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 16, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jessica $4,000
Sarah $3,800
Sid $3,600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) THE WOMAN OF THE CENTURY $600 (clue #8)
Jessica 1600 +1000 (Sarah 800 Sid 200)
2) ARCHITECTURE HISTORY $1600 (clue #4)
Sid 5600 +2000 (Jessica 4400 Sarah 3800)
3) Unplayed!

Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 98

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: RADIOACTIVE $1200 $1600 $2000
Total Left On Board: $4,800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 287 (2.11 per episode average), 3 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Sid $18,000 Coryat, 21 correct, 3 incorrect, 38.18% in first on buzzer (21/55), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Jessica $11,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 29.09% in first on buzzer (16/55), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Sarah $5,400 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.82% in first on buzzer (12/55), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,000
Lach Trash: $10,000 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,200

Jessica Babbitt, career statistics:
71 correct, 9 incorrect
5/6 on rebound attempts (on 14 rebound opportunities)
31.16% in first on buzzer (67/215)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $500)
4/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,700

Sarah Schmitt, career statistics:
10 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
21.82% in first on buzzer (12/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,400

Sid Katz, career statistics:
22 correct, 3 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
38.18% in first on buzzer (21/55)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,000

Sid Katz, to win:
2 games: 59.536%
3: 35.445%
4: 21.103%
5: 12.564%
6: 7.480%
Avg. streak: 2.471 games.

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, March 16, 2020"

  1. Fun final clue. Hope you’re doing better, Andy.

  2. i got it, somewhat surprisingly.

    i do think “singing in the rain” is wrong though. they didn’t take “wimbleton” even though that’s how many people say it.. FWIW, i would have been wrong too if they didn’t take “singing” as the answer

    and don’t get me wrong, if i was the judge i’m sure many of my decisions would be questioned too.

  3. TOD MONROE | March 17, 2020 at 3:12 am |

    I enjoyed Jessica’s larger Final Jeopardy bets. She wasn’t messing around. I hope Sid gets aggressive too.

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